Pre-Planning - Gathering Evidence to Inform Development of the 2010-2015 UH Hilo Strategic Plan
Chancellor Rose Tseng announced in 2008 her intention to step down from her role as UH Hilo's senior executive leader at the end of the 2010 academic year. As the current UH Hilo Strategic Plan expired at the end of end of 2010, the start of formal strategic planning was put on hold until the new Chancellor, Dr Don Straney, had joined the university. However, to help prepare the campus, 'pre-planning' began in April 2010 (led by Dr Phil Castille, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs) to gather evidence and views on UH Hilo to help inform development of the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.
There were two main parts to the 'pre-planning' stage:
1. a listening tour
Both were designed to gather the views of UH Hilo's statekholders on issues that matter most to them. Feedback from the university's stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, alumni and others) are critical to forming a clear, relevant and well-rounded strategic plan that truly reflects the challenges and opportunities that UH Hilo faces, and provides a strong direction for where it wants to be and how it intends to get there.
The purpose of the 'listening tour' was to offer campus constituencies and stakeholders the opportunity to give their view on UH Hilo in a face-to-face setting. The aim was to ensure every student, staff, faculty, and administrator affiliated with UH Hilo were invited to at least one listening tour session, and that community feedback was also sought from affiliated organizations that support UH Hilo's missions.
31 sessions were held from June to November 2010, reaching approximately 500 participants.
A companion survey to the listening tour was also available for those people who perhaps couldn't make the meeting for their group or who wished to give further comment/their views in writing.
Many thanks to everone who participated. The outcomes from the tour were considered by the Strategic Planning Committee to inform development of the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.
Summary Notes of Listening Tour Sessions
The table below provides links to the notes of all sessions held.
Please note that the summary notes reflect a collection of individual comments made, not necessarily the consensus view of an entire group or the official view of UH Hilo.
|Name of Group||Date of Meeting||Summary Note|
|UH Hilo Development Office||June 24 2010||UH Hilo Development Office|
|Chancellor's Executive Committee||August 6 2010||Chancellor's Executive Committee|
|College of Agriculture, Foresty and Natural Resource Management||August 6 2010||College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management|
|College of Pharmacy||August 6 2010||College of Pharmacy|
|Division of Academic Affairs (all units execept degree granting colleges)||August 13 2010||Division of Academic Affairs (all units except degree granting colleges)|
|UH Hilo Alumni Association||August 18 2010||UH Hilo Alumni Association|
|Chancellors Advisory Board||August 19 2010||Chancellors Advisory Board|
|Enrollment Management Implementation Team (EMIT)||September 1 2010||Enrollment Management Implementation Team (EMIT)|
|Diversity Committee||September 8 2010||Diversity Committee|
|Division of Research||September 8 2010||Division of Research|
|Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee||September 13 2010||Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committe|
|College of Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences Division||September 22 2010||College of Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences Division|
|College of Arts and Sciences: Humanities Division||September 29 2010||College of Arts and Sciences: Humanities Division|
|Division of Student Affairs||September 29 2010||Division of Student Affairs|
|Department Chairs||October 1 2010||Department Chairs|
|Chancellor's Office Units||October 6 2010||Chancellor's Office Units|
|Long Range Budget Planning Committee||October 13 2010||Long Range Budget Planning Committee|
|Hanakahi Council||October 14 2010||Hanakahi Council|
|Clerical and secretarial staff||October 19 2010||Clerical and secretarial staff|
|Graduate Council||October 19 2010||Graduate Council|
|Hui Ka Ua||October 22 2010||Hui Ka Ua|
|Faculty Congress||October 22 2010||Faculty Congress|
|UH Hilo Students Association (including Chartered Student Organization Officers)||October 25 2010||UH Hilo Students Association (including Chartered Student Organization Officers)|
|Registered Independent Student Officers||October 26 2010||Not held - no attendees|
|College of Arts and Sciences: Natural Sciences Division||October 27 2010||College of Arts and Sciences: Natural Sciences Division|
|Residential students, student employees and student athletes||October 28 2010||Residential students, student employees and student athletes|
|Ka Haka 'Ula, College of Hawaiian Language||October 29 2010||Ka Haka 'Ula, College of Hawaiian Language|
|Division of Administrative Affairs||November 1 2010||Division of Administrative Affairs|
|Graduate and professional students||November 1 2010||Graduate and professional students|
|Commuter students||November 1 2010||Not held - no attendees|
|APT staff||November 4 2010||APT staff|
|College of Business and Economics||November 5 2010||College of Business and Economics|
This survey consultation on 'What Really Matters at UH Hilo?' ran from April to June 2010 and was open to all UH Hilo stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, alumni and other groups. People were asked what they considered to be UH Hilo's strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and what the university's priorities should be over the next 5-10 years. All responses to the survey were anonymous.
Over 500 people completed the survey - an excellent response and thank you to those who took the time to submit their views. The survey results were analyzed during July and a summary report of the findings released at the end of August 2010.
Please click on the links below to download a copy of the Full Report (including Annex I which is a copy of the survey questionnaire used) and/or its Executive Summary: